Afternoon News Update

The Tappan Zee Bridge is open this morning, after yesterday’s crane collapse which brought route 287 to a standstill. Six of the seven lanes are open at this point, however the far right hand north bound lane is still closed. Officials still advise commuters to take alternate routes if they can.

In Passaic New Jersey this morning, firefighters were able to put out a four alarm fire at an abandoned home on Lexington Avenue. Firefighters were called to the blaze at around 8:40 am and were able to get the fire under control by 10:20 am. Due to the house being abandoned, authorities are calling the blaze suspicious and continue to investigate the situation.

Concerns have been raised in response to plans, proposed by the U.S. Coast Guard, to establish 10 new anchorage locations in the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston. Local officials and environmental groups have stated that the new anchorage locations may cause damage to endangered species, as well as cause noise and light pollution to the various waterfront communities. The Coast Guard has stated that they will listen to public comments until September 7th.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.